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Jiang shan mei ren (2008)

After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

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Siu-Tung Ching (as Tony Ching Siu Tung)

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James Yuen (screenplay), Tan Cheung (screenplay) (as Cheung Tan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly Chen ... Yen Feier
Donnie Yen ... Muyong Xuehu
Leon Lai ... Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo Xiaodong Guo ... Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenhai Kou ... Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu Weihua Liu ... King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang Shan Zhang ... King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen Zhi-Hui Chen ... Diao Erbao
Jie Yan Jie Yan ... Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou Bo Zhou ... Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo Bing Bo ... Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen Guoyi Chen ... Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen Kang Chen ... Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen Liang Chen ... Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
Limin Deng ... Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)
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Storyline

Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

19 March 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A yan királysága See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Teng Bochang: There'll be no fighting in the hall of swords!
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Referenced in Yi Pao Er Hong (2011) See more »

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Flying With Dreams
Music by Mark Lui
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Kelly Chen & Leon Lai
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Stupid excuse to make an epic film
19 March 2008 | by incubrusSee all my reviews

Basically this movie has a plot typical a romance epic genre. But I don't care much about the story. My only reason watching this flick is because Donnie Yen. The direction seriously damaged by lack of exploration by the filmmaker. This is not movie quality direction rather much like a TV series quality. Very disappointing. The pace is inconsistent, the romantic scenes very immature and lame, there no intensity on the battle scenes at all. The characterization on the bad guys very cheaply done. It's like they are yelling at the audience, "I'm the bad guy, look at my evil expressions, very bad ain't it". Overall this flick is very disappointing. 4/10


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